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World-Renowned Voces8 Discusses the Heart of Singing with BYU’s Concert Choir

November 22, 2022 04:01 PM
On Saturday Oct. 29, the British Choral Group Voces8 met with BYU’s Concert Choir in a Masterclass as part of the BRAVO! Performing Arts Series.
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Iranian-born Artist Shares How Failure and a Beginner’s Mindset Shaped Her Career

April 08, 2021 12:00 AM
On March 18, Shirin Neshat shared her life experiences and the background of her latest exhibit, ‘Land of Dreams’
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BYU ARTS Creative sweeps design awards

June 27, 2017 12:00 AM
Season posters for the 2016-17 BYU Theatre and Media Arts productions have received several top awards at three prestigious competitions. BYU ARTS Creative is no stranger to winning awards. This year their work has garnered several top awards in regional and national competitions. BYU ARTS Creative won the Copper Ingot Award for the third year in a row at the AIGA Salt Lake City 100 Show and received a Grand Gold Award at the national CASE Circle of Excellence Awards. The Salt Lake City chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, hosts the AIGA SLC 100 Show each year. The show is known as Salt Lake City’s “most prestigious juried competition,” with 100 entries selected and judged by nationally recognized judges on “craft, concept, and aesthetic achievement.” BYU ARTS Creative won its third Copper Ingot Award for the BYU Theatre and Media Arts Season Posters. The Copper Ingot Award is presented to the top 10 pieces of the show. BYU also received Merit Awards for the BYU School of Music’s American Piano Quartet Poster, the University Chorale Poster and the BYU Arts 2016-17 Season Brochure. The show put the design team against difficult competition “It’s important to take into consideration that we are going up against design and marketing studios in the region with full-time designers, and we do it with part-time student graphic designers,” said BYU ARTS Creative Art Director, Nick Mendoza. On the national level, the BYU Theatre and Media Arts Season Posters received a Grand Gold Award at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Circle of Excellence Awards (CASE). After receiving Gold and Grand Gold Awards at the district level, the posters went on to receive 1 of 16 Grand Gold Awards given at the national level. CASE Judges for the BYU season posters noted that the posters had “excellent minimalistic interpretations of season shows” as well as “strong typographical treatment.” Additionally, judges said the poster’s “consistent color palette added immense impact to the overall look and feel.” Sue Cunningham, president and CEO of CASE, said in a news release that the 2017 CASE competition was the most competitive year ever with over 3,364 entries and only 366 awards given. But the awards don’t stop there. The season posters will also be included in the September/October issue of Communications Arts magazine. Mendoza entered BYU ARTS Creative pieces into the Communications Arts 2017 design competition, the “most prestigious competition for creativity in graphic design.” Winners receive “important exposure” in print and digital editions of their magazine and on commarts.com. “It is a great honor to be recognized in these competitions. It validates all the hard work and thought that goes into all the things we produce here at BYU ARTS Creative,” Mendoza said. “It is great that the students get recognition for their work and I hope that our clients can see them as designers and not merely as student workers.” Student collaborators who helped to produce the designs: Andrew Galloway (BFA Graphic Design 2016) BYU Theatre and Media Arts Season Posters Keegan Black (BFA Graphic Design 2017) American Piano Quartet Poster Stephanie McAllister (BFA Graphic Design 2017) University Chorale Poster
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BYU Arts Winter Tickets on Sale Now

November 21, 2016 12:00 AM
It's about time to make your list and check it twice! Starting today, BYU Arts has opened the box office for 24 different shows this winter. Just to name a few: Mary Poppins, Venice Baroque Orchestra, BYU Jazz Festival, Vocal Point and more!
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BYU ARTS Creative Director Nick Mendoza and Designer Sam Reed earn "Gold"

July 07, 2016 12:00 AM
BYU ARTS Art Director Nick Mendoza and Designer Sam Reed earned a Grand Gold from the CASE VII 2016 Award of Excellence for their entry in the Design & Poster category. The entry was a poster designed in support of the university’s Contemporary Dance Theatre (CDT). It features one image cut into three pieces on three posters — as a metaphor for the various dance choreography combined in one show. We asked Nick if he would share more about the award-winning project. READ MORE >>>>>>
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BYU Arts Creative Wins Three Design Awards

August 14, 2015 12:00 AM
BYU Arts Creative recently won three awards in the 45th Annual Design Competition of the University and College Designers Association. Nick Mendoza, creative services manager for BYU Arts, also received a professional development scholarship. The award recognizes his work and funds his attendance this October at the UCDA Conference in Orlando, where the winning designs will be displayed. “I’m really proud of the students,” Mendoza said. “There is some recognition for me as the art director, but what makes my job fulfilling is mentoring them.” The competition attracted over one thousand entries but only gave out 165 awards: seven gold, 15 silver and 143 awards of excellence. BYU Arts Creative received three of those awards: one silver award and two awards of excellence. These awards aren’t just about putting BYU in the national spotlight, Mendoza explained. He submits the designs to competitions primarily to help the student designers gain recognition and get jobs. Many of his students have received internships or full-time design positions due to their experience working at BYU Arts Creative. BYU Arts Creative consists of a team of students that supports all of BYU Arts productions by preparing the marketing materials, including posters and programs. One of the students, Sam Reed, worked on the Contemporary Dance Theatre poster that won a silver award. “It was fun and challenging to try to convey the movement and energy of dance in a poster series,” Reed said. “I spent a lot of time manipulating the images until they felt right and were communicating that movement and energy.” Reed is a senior in the BFA Graphic Design program and is interning with Johnson & Johnson in New York. Andrew Galloway worked on the HFAC 50th season brochure that won an excellence award. He is also a senior in the BFA graphic design program and is interning in New York with a design studio called Thinkso. Alumna Nicolina Brown worked on the Jazz Ensemble poster that also won an excellence award. Brown graduated last April and has since worked as a design intern for Rapt Studio in San Francisco. Other Awards and Designs
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BYU Arts Season artsPASS On Sale

July 09, 2015 12:00 AM
The BYU Arts 2015-16 season will feature a variety of performances and events, including concerts by the Department of Dance and the School of Music as well as guest performances by professionals from the Metropolitan Opera and Broadway. For these upcoming events patrons have the opportunity to reserve tickets in advance with the artsPASS, a custom season ticket package. Jeffrey Martin, producer of performing arts for the College of Fine Arts and Communications and presenter of the BRAVO! series, said the artsPASS saves time and effort while ensuring the best available seats. “Sometimes events sell out quickly and it is harder to get the seats if you wait,” Martin said. The artsPASS allows arts patrons to create a custom ticket package for the season in advance by choosing five or more performances from the BYU School of Music, Dept. of Dance, Dept. of Theatre and Media Arts, and BRAVO!: Professional Performing Arts. The artsPASS goes on sale July 13 at the BYU Ticket Office in the Harris Fine Arts Center or Marriott Center, by phone (801) 422-2981, or online at byuarts.com. Those who purchase the artsPASS receive their tickets before the individual performances go on sale, approximately one month before the event, giving them the best available seats. The price of the artsPASS depends on which performances are selected. Some performances for 2015-16 include The King’s Singers, eviDANCE, Celebration of Christmas, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and many more. Create a custom artPASS here.
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COVETED COPPER INGOT AWARD PRESENTED TO BYU ARTS PRODUCTION

May 18, 2015 12:00 AM
BYU Arts Creative brought home one of the most sought after awards in the design community Saturday night for their work on the BYU Arts 2014-2015 season brochure. The coveted award, known as the Copper Ingot, was presented to BYU Arts Creative by the Salt Lake City chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). AIGA is the professional associate for design and annual host of the AIGA 100 Show Gala & Benefit, Salt Lake City’s most prestigious juried competition, which honors and showcases the year’s best designs. “This is big for BYU Arts and the College,” said Nick Mendoza, the Creative Services Manager for BYU Arts. “The out of state judges had great things to say about the brochure and were amazed that we were able to put all the event information in the limited space.” Of the 100 pieces selected for presentation at this years Show, only 10 are awarded the Copper Ingot; seven for designers in the professional category and three for designers in the student category. Randall Boothe, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications, praised the work of Mendoza and his student team. “What a wonderful recognition of the amazing work you and your students have put into not only our season brochure, but dozens of additional creative projects throughout this year.” Mendoza was quick to point out that their office would not function and enjoy the same degree of success without the direction of Ken Crossley, BYU Arts Production Marketing Manager, and their student employees: Jeffrey Whitaker, office assistant (BS Exercise Science) Dallin Mansfield, office assistant (Pre-Animation) Nicolina Brown, graphic designer (BFA Graphic Design) Sam Reed, graphic designer (BFA Graphic Design) Brian Collier, graphic designer (BFA Graphic Design) Andrew Galloway, graphic designer (BFA Graphic Design) Hillary Tait, graphic designer (BFA Graphic Design) Stephanie Ottehenning, graphic designer (BA Graphic Design) Ashley Holmes, office assistant (Graduate) To view BYU Arts 2014-2015 award winning season brochure, click here.
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The Marriage of Figaro

October 20, 2014 12:00 AM
Mozart’s comic opera recounts a single day of mischief and madness at the palace of Count Almaviva, near Seville, Spain, where acts of flirtation, revenge and mistaken identity abound.Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. Directed by Lawrence Vincent.
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BYU Spectacular! Take Flight

October 13, 2014 12:00 AM
Featuring BYU alum fantasy artist James Christensen, BYU Philharmonic, Men’s Chorus, International Folk Dance Ensemble, Young Ambassadors, Living Legends, Ballroom Dance, Contemporary Dance Theatre, and scenes from the upcoming BYU Music Dance Theatre production of Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy’s musical, The Count of Monte Cristo.
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THE FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE

October 08, 2014 12:00 AM
A participatory play adapted by Larry and Vivian Snipes Based on a story collected by the Brothers Grimm Directed by Néstor Bravo Goldsmith This tale of a fisherman, an enchanted fish, and three magic wishes taps into the imagination through clever storytelling and audience participation.
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EVIDANCE: INTO ALL THE WORLD

September 17, 2014 12:00 AM
The full spectrum of dance shines in this annual showcase of the university’s finest movers. Featuring a salute to the international touring successes of Ballroom Dance Company, Contemporary Dance Theatre, International Folk Dance Ensemble, Living Legends, and Theatre Ballet.
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Fall Semester Shows

August 27, 2014 12:00 AM
This fall, the line-up for BYU Arts includes someanticipated guests, as well as some classics and exciting ventures by BYUstudents. Click through this article to see some of the exciting guests andproductions on campus this fall!
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BYU ARTSPASS To Go On Sale July 7

June 30, 2014 12:00 AM
The BYU artsPASS enables fans of music, theatre, and dance the opportunity to secure tickets in advance to any of the performances presented by the BYU School of Music, Dept. of Dance, Dept. of Theatre and Media Arts, and BRAVO!: Professional Performing Arts at BYU before tickets for individual performances are available to the general public. The artsPASS goes on sale July 7 at 9:00 a.m. at the BYU Ticket Office in the Harris Fine Arts Center or Marriott Center, online at www.byuarts.com, or by calling (801) 422-2981. The artsPASS gives purchasers the option of selecting five or more performances to attend during the 2014-15 season. Those who purchase the artsPASS enjoy not having to wait in line when individual tickets go on sale four weeks in advance of each event. artsPASS holders also get the best available seats and will receive all of their tickets before the season begins. Jeffrey Martin, producer of performing arts for the College of Fine Arts and Communications and presenter of the BRAVO! series, said the artsPASS is a great option not only for parents and alumni, but for current BYU students. “The arts can enrich anyone’s college experience. By attending live performances, students gain exposure to both traditional and unfamiliar art forms, expand their world view and learn about stories and ideas in a different way,” Martin said. “These experiences also give them an opportunity to enjoy things at an affordable price before going out into the world where these things are far more expensive.” To create your custom artsPASS starting July 7, click here.
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Students Snag Awards at Regional Vocal Competition In Las Vegas

May 13, 2014 12:00 AM
Eleven BYU voice students competed in the Cal-Western Region of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and came home with several 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards.
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BYU Students Help Teachers Bridge Gap of Arts Integration

May 08, 2014 12:00 AM
BYU art education students, advised by faculty mentors, enter the classrooms of elementary teachers across Utah to better integrate arts with public schools’ core curriculum.
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BRAVO! Series Brings World-Class Talent to BYU

May 06, 2014 12:00 AM
The BRAVO! series’ upcoming season will feature a Tony Award-nominated actress, a world-renowned English a capella group, two dancing jugglers from France, and the Royal Ballet of Cambodia. These world-class artists will sing, dance, perform and instruct students and attendees.
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OFF THE MAP: Unconventional and Unique Theatre Coming to BYU

January 17, 2014 12:00 AM
This January BYU will provide audiences with three unconventional theatre productions as part of the new OFF THE MAP international theatre festival. Jeff Martin, arts manager for the College of Fine Arts and Communications (CFAC), devised the new festival when he realized that BYU students were presented mostly traditional theatrical productions. “Through OFF THE MAP we want to expose our students to the new trends and new ways of looking at and experiencing theatre that are happening everywhere in the world,” Martin said. “The training that our students get is remarkable, but it’s important to have them be familiar with other practices in the industry.” The three OFF THE MAP shows will be in town for one week in January 2014, performing over multiple days, giving students and the community several opportunities to see all of the productions. “All three of these shows are very different from each other but also very different from what we typically do here at BYU,” Martin explained. Despite the unusual aspects of the productions, Martin believes they will be well received by BYU audiences. “They’re interdisciplinary and international, which fits in with the mission of BYU,” he said. Audiences will be entertained by “The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer,” a unique, one-man show created by Australian actor Tim Watts. In this play, earth is no longer livable, and one man has the opportunity to save it. “It’s a multi-disciplinary performance involving singing and live animation projected on stage,” Martin explained. In connection with the CFAC’s increased emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, the show “will be helpful for our students to see different arts working in collaborative ways.” The Leev Theater Group from Iran will entertain audiences as it performs “Hamlet: Prince of Grief,” a loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. One actor will do the performance and speak entirely in Farsi, with English supertitles projected on stage. “There’s a strong interest in this kind of work,” Martin said, speaking of intercultural exchanges. “At BYU we are curious about other cultures,” he noted. “Translunar Paradise” is the third show in the OFF THE MAP festival and will be performed by Theatre Ad Infinitum, a company based in London. The show has no dialogue, all actors wear masks, and the story progresses through miming and physical movement. Bringing these unique and interdisciplinary performances to BYU has come due to the efforts of CFAC faculty and other employees. For example, Martin has travelled across the globe to attend festivals and network with agents, and he is excited for how these productions will enrich BYU’s theatrical offerings. “The faculty members know that the CFAC will benefit from OFF THE MAP, but we also feel that all other BYU students and the local community will appreciate these unique and unconventional productions,” Martin said. Tickets for the OFF THE MAP festival are available Dec. 9 at arts.byu.edu.
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